Although I'm sad to say goodbye to our alleged Summer, which seems to have been over all to fast, I do love Autumn beauty and the Clarins Autumn Collection really is quite gorgeous! Not just the beautiful golden packaging but the stunning new shades.
Ombre Matte Eyeshadows: 08 Heather* and 07 Carbon* | £19 each
Although I'm a certified cream eyeshadow fanatic, I've never tried a formula quite like this. It's a sort of a cushion-y formula that applies like a cream but looks like a super-pigmented powder on the lids. Heather is just my perfect mauve-taupe-grey shade. In the evening I use this as a base or otherwise in the outer 'v' part of my eyelid. Carbon, I use a little differently. It's a matte with a little glitter in it so I really like it on a little angled brush to line my upper eyelashes, to get right in between them and add some volume. If it's a smoky eye look then this can be smudged out too. These last me all day on my eyelids too, which is a bonus, without smudging or transfer. If you find traditional cream eyeshadows slip around a bit on you then give these a go.
Rouge Eclat Lipstick: 21 Tawny Rose* and 22 Red Paprika* | £19.50 each
These are a really nice, sheeny but pigmented lipstick formula that feels amazingly hydrating on the lips. They don't last the longest time but I don't get a patchy fade from them so re-applying doesn't bother me so much. Whilst Red Paprika has a little transfer, it's still much less than with other glossier brights I own and it stays on the lips longer than you'd expect. Tawny Rose is my absolute perfect 'my lips but better' shade. I love it for work as it looks natural but adds a little bit of something, enhancing my natural lip colour. Red Paprika is in a similar colour family to the only red I'd ever liked before; MAC Chili. I find a deeper red with a warmer tone and little hints of terracotta suit me best and Red Paprika fits the bill.
Have you tried anything from the Clarins Autumn Collection? Is there anything you have your eye on?